Search Results: "Arielle North Adapt. Olson"


BOOK REVIEW

NOAH'S CATS AND THE DEVIL'S FIRE by Arielle North--Adapt. Olson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"An outstandingly handsome setting for a winner of a story. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-11)"
In a Romanian version of the biblical story, the devil disguises himself as a mouse and sneaks aboard the Ark after Noah orders him away. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Despite these minor flaws, the collection seems destined to find an enthusiastic audience of listeners and tellers as did Olson and Schwartz's earlier collaboration, Ask the Bones (1999). (Folklore. 10 & up)"
Bare Bones might have been an equally descriptive title for this collection of 22 tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Phoenix Rising by Phenice Arielle
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 26, 2013

"A smart, thrilling story of a dangerous and mystical adventure."
In Arielle's debut YA novel, a New York University journalism student discovers the truth about her mysterious past while visiting Africa. Read full book review >

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PEACE TALES by Margaret Read--Adapt. MacDonald
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: July 15, 1992

"Multicultural index'' not seen. (Folklore. 4+)"
An interesting, useful collection of three dozen short stories and numerous proverbs, intended as discussion starters on war and peace, conflict and cooperation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"A story-hour gem. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)"
An uproarious tangled tale from Han (The Rabbit's Judgment, 1994, etc.) that works, because it retains the natural and spontaneous inventiveness of its folk origins. Read full book review >

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TICKLE, TICKLE! ITCH, TWITCH! by Julie Olson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

A mischievous mouse plays a trick on a slumbering groundhog. Read full book review >

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BONE DEEP by Darian North
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 1995

"Sprawling, taxing (of time, patience, and belief), and finally exhausting, like a train that stops at every village between New York and Guatemala City. (First printing of 50,000; Literary Guild selection)"
North turns from hayseed legal intrigue (Criminal Seduction, 1993) to a push-those-buttons mystery that pits her young heroine against demons that seem to go back through her family tree practically to the dawn of time. Read full book review >

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VIOLATION by Darian North
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Until then, however, we get three very likable people to worry about a lot."
Once again, North (Thief of Souls, 1997, etc.) creates suspense fiction out of hurt people caught in untenable situations, this time netting her best score yet. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SOPHIE STARK by Anna North
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"An engaging exploration of what it takes to make art and, more importantly, what it takes to love those who make it."
When love and art collide in Sophie Stark's life, art always wins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WRITE LETTER TO BILLY by Toby Olson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The bottom line: too much going on, too many coincidences to allow either the mystery or the search for deeper meaning to become credible."
An unsolved murder pulls together the varied threads of a story that relies heavily on coincidence in reuniting a father with his teenaged daughter, and a brother with his Siamese twin, while also self-consciously exploring memory and identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ICON by Neil Olson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A passable debut with good scenery."
Old enemies from the partisan warfare in WWII Greece bring their various lusts for an ancient Byzantine icon to New York City and Westchester. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2017

"Feel-good histories of World War II have fallen out of fashion, but Britain's sole stand against Hitler remains inspiring. Despite the title, the occupied nations that she sheltered did not 'turn the tide,' but Olson delivers an engrossing, sometimes-disturbing account of their energetic efforts."
A "rich, intensely human story" of European cooperation during World War II. Read full book review >